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Privacy Policy & Legal Info

Disclaimer

It is important to note that medical information provided by Little Rock Eye Clinic on this website or outside the offices of a health professional, must be considered as an educational service only. We will do our best to provide you with helpful information on eye conditions and recent developments in ophthalmology, but if you believe you have a medical condition please schedule an appointment with a medical professional. Information sent through email should not be considered medical consultation.

This website contains links to information that resides on third-party websites. Little Rock Eye Clinic makes no claims as to the accuracy of information on these third-party websites. While we believe the information to be factual, we disclaim all liabilities arising out of the said information.


Privacy Policy Overview

Little Rock Eye Clinic respects the privacy of our visitors. Our website contains forms through which users may request information or supply feedback to us.

We also perform website traffic analysis consisting of which pages were visited, how often, when, and how long each visitor browsed the site. The information collected from the website traffic analysis is viewed at a “non-identifying” level. IP addresses are logged and statistics are kept, but personally identifiable information is not collected and stored by Little Rock Eye Clinic outside of information specifically submitted by a given visitor.

Our forms are SSL Encrypted and our website has the Verisign Cerfiticate. Information that you submit on a form is not transmitted by email. We strive to maintain the highest level security with your information. However, please realize that no computer system is 100% foolproof.

We will not make your personally identifiable information available to third parties without your consent. Submission of an order form and other specific requests constitute the granting of permission to share information required to complete a transaction.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or our use of information gathered through our website, please contact us.


Little Rock Eye Clinic – Privacy Policy

This notice describes how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Policy

Little Rock Eye Clinic cares about the privacy of your health and personal information known as Protected Health Information, or PHI. In the process of providing you with proper health care, products and services, we will collect, use and share certain information you have provided. This policy explains what we collect and how we use your information. This policy, which becomes effective on April 14, 2003, describes your rights as they relate to your Protected Health Information and also states how we protect the security and confidentiality of your information.

Collecting Information

When you come into our office for care and treatment, we will provide you with a copy of this notice and will ask that you sign an Acknowledgment that you have received it.

Each time you visit Little Rock Eye Clinic, we collect and retain medical information beneficial to your treatment. This information typically includes symptoms, examinations, test results and diagnoses. This information comes from many different sources. This continues during your treatment and care with us, and we may retain this information after you are no longer receiving care or treatment from us.

Sharing Information

We can disclose PHI without an Authorization from you under these circumstances:

  • For treatment purposes such as to other hospitals, physicians, labs, and pharmacies as needed for your care and treatment.
  • For payment purposes such as to your insurance company, governmental or other third-party payor purposes.
  • For health care operations, such as to set up or confirm appointments or share your PHI with our employees if they are directly involved in your care and treatment or if they otherwise have a business need to know about your PHI.
  • To communicate with family members or friends who you designate as being allowed to receive this information.
  • For public health reporting purposes.
  • In cases of suspected abuse and neglect and domestic violence.
  • For health oversight activities.
  • For judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • For law enforcement purposes.
  • About decedents to coroners and funeral directors and others.
  • For research if approved by an Institutional Review Board.
  • For organ procurement activities.
  • To avert a serious threat to health or safety.
  • For specialized governmental functions.
  • For workers compensation purposes.
  • To Business Associates — There are times when we do business with other organizations called Business Associates. These organizations are required to sign agreements with us to safeguard the protection of your PHI.
  • As otherwise provided by law.

In all other cases, we will disclose your PHI only upon receipt of a proper Authorization signed by you or your representative.

Your Rights Regarding Your PHI

Although your PHI is the legal property of Little Rock Eye Clinic, you do have certain rights regarding your PHI. You have the right to:

  • Obtain a paper copy of this notice of information practices upon request.
  • Inspect and copy your health record as provided for in 45 CFR 164.524.
  • Amend your health record as provided in 45 CFR 164.528.
  • Obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information as provided in 45 CFR 164.528.
  • Request communications of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations.
  • Request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information as provided by 45 CFR 164.522.
  • Authorize individuals, including family and friends, access to your health information as it pertains to treatment, payments and healthcare operations.
  • Revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken.

Our Responsibilities

We at Little Rock Eye Clinic have the following responsibilities regarding your PHI:

  • Maintain the privacy of your health information.
  • Provide you with this notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you.
  • Abide by the terms of this notice.
  • Notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction.
  • Accommodate reasonable requests you may have to communicate health information by alternative means or at alternative locations.

We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. Should our information practices change, we will prominently post the revised notice in our offices and make additional copies available upon request.

We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice. We will also discontinue to use or disclose your health information after we have received a written revocation of the Authorization according to the procedures included in the Authorization.

For More Information Or To Report A Problem

If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact Little Rock Eye Clinicís Privacy Official at (501) 224-5658.

If you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with the practice’s Privacy Official or with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint with either the Privacy Officer or the Office for Civil Rights. The address for the OCR is listed below:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201